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NBN: What about unlimited plans?

Yesterday’s column about NBN plan prices drew an interesting (and in some ways frustrating) discussion point regarding unlimited NBN plans. To date, there aren’t many…

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NBN: Can we kill the pricing myth, please?

I’m in the middle of writing up a larger NBN piece right now, and I keep coming across the same damned fairy tale every time,…

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Learn computerese as a second language (that's code for code)

If horror meister Stephen King was a computer programmer, his language of choice would probably be COBOL: it’s quite verbose in exposition, has been around…

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Why do we even need smartphone cases?

It’s rare to go anywhere these days and not see a smartphone. You’ll see them in one of two states; either with scratches, shatters and…

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Who won at E3 2013? Nobody.

The big E3 conference sessions from Microsoft and Sony are over, as is Nintendo’s Direct not-quite-conference-event. All over the web, you’ll find folks declaring that…

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Will streaming services end exclusivity woes?

There are many who bemoan the exclusivity deals that Pay-TV providers such as Foxtel have over sports and popular drama series such as Game Of…

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Should I buy an Xbox One?

As a technical writer, maybe — if the freelance work is there. But what about as a games-loving consumer?

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Galaxy S4 Mini won't fix the Android power problem

Overnight, Samsung confirmed the existence of the Galaxy S4 Mini. It’s what it says on the tin; a smaller version of the Galaxy S4… sort…

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Smart TVs aren't that Smart, but does that matter?

4K TVs are still horrendously expensive. 3DTV is either normalised to where it’s not a buying decision, or something you actively avoid, depending on the…

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Online Retail: Does physical interaction matter any more?

Buy something online, and you’ll probably get it cheaper than in store. But what you can’t do is hold it, tap it, squeeze it or…

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